What Happened on May 6, 1987

Historical Events

Historic Event

American televangelist Jim Bakker and Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God after revelations of an alleged rape of a church secretary

  • Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice

Sports History

Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH

  • Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Warren, American Tony Award-winning actress and singer (Tina), born in Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Meek Mill [Rihmeek Williams], American rapper, singer, and songwriter ("Amen";" All Eyes On You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress

Famous Weddings

Yun Fat Chow

Actor Yun Fat Chow (31) weds Jasmine Tan

Famous Deaths

William J. CaseyWilliam J. Casey (1913-1987)

American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), dies of aspiration pneumonia at 73

1987 Highlights

About May 6, 1987

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship